Grow Better Leaders

Does your organization do a good job of developing truly effective leaders? The increasingly complex and chaotic marketplace has an urgent demand for companies to grow better leaders. Companies that seek to maintain competitive advantages require strong leadership.

Yet, from what I observe in my work in organizations, many leaders remain confused about how to strengthen their leadership competencies. I don’t believe that formal training and higher education has sufficiently prepared leaders for all the disruptive innovations and global challenges today. While some leaders thrive in this climate, others barely survive. The reality is that many of today’s executives feel as though they’re in over their heads.

In a quest to unlock leadership potential, organizations invest millions in assessments, training programs, and executive coaching. These investments do seem to pay off, at least for a while. But for long-term growth, organizations must understand leadership’s developmental stages.

How Leaders “Grow Up”
Like all maturing adults, leaders progress through sequential developmental levels. At each stage, adults gain greater awareness and cognitive capacities. Similarly, leadership effectiveness improves as one develops, matures, and expands their consciousness.

At the higher stages of development, leaders become more successful and their businesses enjoy greater results. According to a study from The Leadership Circle, there’s a 38% probability of seeing higher business performance with increased leadership effectiveness. A 38% leverage is well beyond most companies’ profit margins, so developing capable leaders should be a priority.

Developmental-stage theory is relatively new and even more cutting-edge when applied to leadership programs. Rather than focusing on training, skills, and knowledge, it involves expanding one’s mindset and “forms of mind”, (As defined by New Zealand leadership coach Jennifer Garvey Berger as our changing capacity to cope with complexity, multiple perspectives and abstraction.)

How are leaders being developed in your organization? I’d love to hear from you. I can be reached here and on LinkedIn.

What is the Virtual Culture Dilemma?

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What drives destructive conflict?

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How does agility relate to emotional intelligence?

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What is draining your company culture?

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How can you avoid the Great Resignation?

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4 Ways to Earn Trust (or Bust)

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More Trust = More Profitability

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Building Self Command

Bridging the Employee Passion Deficit

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Engagement Surveys Lead to Mediocre Outcomes

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Set yourself (and your team) up for success with these essential habits

Beyond "get up at 5am and drink water," these habits will elevate your leadership, inspire your team and set you up for success.

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